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Former Girlfriend Of Cleveland Shooter Calls Steve Stephens A "Nice Guy"

Despite the chilling video that shows Steve Stephens killing Robert Godwin, his girlfriend Joy Lane beleives he's a good guy.

Family members of Cleveland native Robert Godwin are remembering the 74-year-old while those who knew wanted gunman Steve Stephens are surprised at his actions.

READ: Cleveland Shooter On The Run After Killing Elderly Man In Horrific Facebook Video

CNN reports the Stephens killed Goodwin on Easter Sunday (April 16). Godwin had finished enjoying his holiday meal with family when he was approached by an irate Stephens and shot in the head. “Found me somebody I’m going to kill,” he's heard saying in the video. “I’m going to kill this guy right here. He’s an old old dude, too.”

Stephens recored the entire ordeal on his phone and later posted in Facebook, noting that he's killed over ten others as a response to issues with a girlfriend and work. Police haven't found any proof of other victims, but have determined the 37-year-old could be crossing state lines to Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana or Michigan in a white Ford Fusion.

Online tributes began pouring in for the loving grandfather, including photos and memories from his family. Godwin's daughter Debbie D. Godwin, posted several photos of her father on social media. Godwin, a repairer of The Breach Ministries of Hope International Church, also mentioned to those concerned for the the family that they haven't set up a GoFundMe page for her father.

Over 30 GoFundMe pages were set up by those heartbroken by the harrowing ordeal. In a statement to Heavy, the company acknowledged that while the pages weren't set up by the family, the money raised will be sent to them. We have spoken with the family specifically about this GoFundMe. It’s not uncommon for someone to create a GoFundMe to help another individual after a news report," the statement reads. "We have spoken with the GoFundMe campaign organizer and members of the family, as well as local authorities. We’ll guarantee the money will be deposited directly into the family’s bank account."

Another person who has come forward is Joy Lane, the woman Stephens addressed several times in disgruntled Facebook posts. Speaking to CBS News via text, Lane also sent condolences to the family, but called the gunman a "nice guy.""We had been in a relationship for several years. I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart & prayers goes out to the family members of the victim(s). Steve really is a nice guy… he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time.”

Dawn Arrington, a former classmate of Stephens also called him a "different kind of guy." “I’m texting and Facebook messaging people that I went to school with — the reaction is a collective ‘I can’t believe that’,” Arrington said to Cleveland. “I’m completely shocked. I’m heartbroken.” She added Stephens was a “funny guy, always laughing and joking.”“It was all jokes and fun,” she said. “He was slightly awkward. He was a different kind of guy.”

“We need Steve to turn himself in,” Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters. “Right now there are two families out there hurting. Mr. Godwin’s family and of course there are people out there who care about Steve and want to see this not go any further."

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It all started when Em's fans began chanting for him to play his 2018 diss record, "Killshot." Instead of performing the track however, the Detroit native said: "I would but I don't want to give that cocksucker any more fucking light."

"Make some noise for your f**kin' selves and make nothing for MGK," he added before continuing with his set.

Em's latest comments come months after his feud with MGK exploded in 2018. The beef ignited after Em addressed Machine Gun on his Kamikaze album, which prompted the Houston artist to return with "Rap Devil." Fans thought the beef had died down, but was later resurged with Eminem's "Killshot."

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The Viral Covington Catholic High School Teen Is Suing The Washington Post

Nicholas Sandmann, the 16-year-old Kentucky teen who went viral after footage showed him wearing a MAGA hat starring at a Native American man, has launched a lawsuit against The Washington Post to the tune of $250 million.

According to reports, Sandmann's lawyers filed a complaint Tuesday (Feb. 19) and argued the newspaper neglected to add context to the video, which resulted in damage to the teen's reputation, as well as him allegedly being bullied and harassed.

"[The Post] intended to harm Nicholas because he was a white, Catholic boy wearing a MAGA hat, and consciously ignored the threats of harm that it knew would inevitably ensue, in favor of its political agenda," the complaint outlines.

Nicholas and veteran Nathan Phillips crossed paths in January at the March For Life protest in Washington, D. C. While at the Lincoln Memorial, Philips was singing and playing a drum after the Indigenous Peoples March. Scenes from the video show teens in the background making tomahawk chopping gestures with their hands as Philips moves through the crowd, as Nicholas is seen smiling directly in his face.

Longer videos, however, provide more background. Black Hebrew Israelites were shouting and a confrontation ensued between Native Americans and tourists. BuzzFeed News spoke with Hunter Hooligan another attendee of the Indigenous People's March and described Nicholas' behavior as "mob mentality."

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"What made me feel scared was the mob mentality of the situation," Hooligan said. "That type of tactic of instilling fear and intimidation and overpowering and outnumbering has been a consistent weapon of white supremacy against indigenous people."

The lawsuit claims Nicholas was singled out by the paper's coverage of the incident and was motivated by their own political agenda.

"The Post must be dealt with the same way every bully is dealt with, and that is hold the bully fully accountable for its wrongdoing in a manner which effectively deters the bully from again bullying other children."

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Barack Obama Talks The Damaging Effects Of Toxic Masculinity

Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warrior Steph Curry spoke about the importance of creating vulnerable spaces for young boys and men, specifically of color, at the annual My Brother's Keeper summit in Oakland.

“The notion that somehow defining yourself as a man is dependent on, are you able to put somebody else down… able to dominate… that is an old view,” Obama said.

The initiative, which was launched in 2014, is aimed at closing the opportunity gap for boys of color by connecting them with mentors in their desired fields.

Obama, who introduced himself as "Michelle's Husband" and referred to Curry as "Ayesha's Husband," was surrounded on stage by several young men who traveled from Yonkers, New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

The former president also spoke on how racism plays a factor in why young men feel the need to use aggression to "prove" themselves.

“Racism historically in this society sends a message that you are ‘less than,’ ” Obama said. “We feel we have to compensate by exaggerating stereotypical ways men are supposed to act. And that’s a trap.”

Along with racism, Obama spoke on how some hip-hop songs perpetuate a negative stereotype of black men as well.

“Ironically, that shows the vulnerability you feel,” Obama said. “If you were very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking… you seem stressed that you gotta be acting that way.”

“I got one woman who I’m very happy with,” he added."

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